Saturday, September 26, 2009
American Health Care
It really is amazing. I had great hopes for American Universal Health Care.
Now, in the country whose philosophy is based on the 'Right to bear arms', they are escaping a true state-run health care system but creating a new system whereby every American must pay for health care coverage. This violates my ethics. The working poor, for example, who can barely afford to dress, and pay for transportation, others who choose not to do so, means that children are going without adequate care.
It is a shame that the health care insurance companies are going to benefit even more.
Too bad that the right to free medical care is superceded by the American policy makers who are against putting tax money into Universal Health Care.
By forcing American to buy into a health plan, insurers can continue to cut off Americans. One person interviewed said that an 8-year old had hospital stays cut off, since he had reached the maximum cap. Some face co-payments or monthly payments they cannot meet with the state of the economy.
I am appalled with such findings.
The rules are incredibly difficult. Pre-existing conditions preclude some from claims. Other get cut off.
In Canada you need health care, you go to your physician, or the emergency. Yes, we have wait times for specialists, but if you are bleeding, ill, in pain, you have the right to quality care. Some, in the US, have to pay huge fees. Many stories read like a Dickensian novel, whereby they do not go to the doctor, as they cannot afford it.
Bill Moyers Journal - Friday, August 28, 2009
The film MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE reveals how a profit-hungry medical-industrial complex has turned health care into a system that squanders millions of dollars on unnecessary tests, unproven and sometimes unwanted procedures and overpriced prescription drugs.
Watch this film based on Maggie Mahar's powerful book MONEY-DRIVEN MEDICINE.